Recovery from addiction is ultimately the pursuit of deeper emotional comfort. To this end, today’s quotation speaks of the importance of learning when it is time to let go, to stop fighting . . .
Recovery does not need to be perfect. In whatever way one defines recovery from their addictions, perfection should never be part of the requirements. Granted . . .
At its center, the addicted life is one of reaction. It is a life where it is very easy to fall into the role of victim—scripted, automatic, and helpless to the myriad injustices . . .
It is very difficult to make the transition from addiction to recovery. Often this transition represents a cataclysmic shift taking place during a time of deep. . .
Addictions are difficult to rid ourselves of. This means that they must be important. If they didn’t serve an important purpose, we wouldn’t end up so dependent and. . .
A life built around active addiction is hard work. But it doesn’t start that way. The path into addiction establishes itself automatically as it’s built around a process of. . .
Addictions represent an established pattern. Of course they aren’t simple benign patterns, they are patterns that have become deeply established through a combination of. . .
There is much discussion within the addiction sphere about the role of the brain. For some, it sufficiently explains the mechanics of dependency and addiction. For others, it represents. . .
Our addictions enslave us. The discomfort stemming from our addictions is multifaceted, but much of it is derived from the suffocating rigidity that it creates. Although our addictions. . .
Reality is more a subjective projection of the mind unique to each person than it is an objective experience produced by the material world. This is the only reason that addictions work. . .